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Our signature experiences are a great way to get involved with United Way and change lives in Greenville County. Focused on our key impact areas of Education, Financial Stability and Vibrant & Equitable Communities, our signature experiences include our MLK Day project in January, Hands On Economic Mobility Series in the spring, School Tools in August and Project Joy during the holidays. Learn more about each of these experiences below:

MLK Day Project

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to fighting for equal rights, representation and access for all. At United Way, we draw inspiration from Dr. King's legacy in our mission to build a stronger, more equitable Greenville County for all. Each year, we host an MLK Day volunteer project. In 2021, we collected more than 600 backpacks filled with blankets and water bottles to distribute through the Point-in-Time (PIT) Count.

School Tools

Giving Greenville County students the tools they need to achieve their full potential. That’s the ultimate goal of United Way’s School Tools. This annual backpack and school supply collection program is designed to give local students and teachers the best possible start to the school year.

Project Joy

Project Joy was launched to alleviate the burden of holiday shopping for our neighbors and give our supporters an opportunity to give back by fulfilling wish lists of essential items (and surprises) for Greenville County students and their families. In 2020, 420 students and nearly 200 families received essential items like clothing, school supplies and hygiene items.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for these experiences and are designed to deliver brand recognition for your company. Click here to learn more.